Verbatim cdr=taiyo yuden

I just bought some Verbatim cdr’s cheap at Staples .
They are Verbatim pastel discs,10 pack 700mb 24 speed, buy one get one free for £6.98.
When I checked them on Eac they came up as made by Taiyo Yuden Type 1 cyanine blue green. Are these as good as taiyo Yuden originals.

Verbatims are usually manufactured by Mitsubishi Chemicals since Verbatim is a subsidiary of them. Verbatim in are high quality discs and the once manufactured by Mitsubishi have a projected data life of 100 years.

Taiyo Yuden also manufacture high quality discs in general. Some of the best TDK discs with a projected data life of 70 to 100 years are manufactured by Taiyo Yuden.

If the discs are branded Verbatim they will most likely be very good. They are definetly as good as the Taiyo Yuden branded discs, but not as good as the Verbatim Metal Azo discs.

More info about Verbatim discs in general:
http://www.verbatim.com/products/products.cfm?sub_id=25&sub_lnk_id=27

Nice to know TY Is making Verbatims now! :slight_smile: I will be on the lookout for them. Any way you can find a picture of this packaging online?

I suppose these are the discs that he’ve bought:
http://www.medeainternational.com/acatalog/Verbatim_CDR.html
Look for the discs called “Verbatim DataLife 24x 80min Pastel Slim Case”

But I’m not sure these are the same discs becuase the info says that these discs have Phthalocyanine dye and not Cyanine dye.

The Taiyo Yudens are much better than the Azo discs in my experience, especially the top coating, which is much more consistent. You’ve gotten real good discs, right among the top, specially since they’re high speed media that’s much more widely compatible than the HS Mitsubishi verbs.

Would you please tell me where in EAC you have this particular option ?

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fallen
[B]The Taiyo Yudens are much better than the Azo discs in my experience, especially the top coating, which is much more consistent.

which top coating are you talking about?? there are two different types for the metal azo cdr: one which is for printing and scrapes off when it gets wet and there is another which is a hard white top coating. the second one is in 10 packs and the first is found on the singles (i prefer the second one personally because it works better).

@cd pirate: It’s the first one, I only bought singles. It seems kinda frail, and there are a couple places where it’s missing completely!

Originally posted by BoSkin
Would you please tell me where in EAC you have this particular option ?

EAC’s “overburning test”

Tagman
What was those Verbatim Pastal Discs like, was they any good, what speed did they write at ? if you could let me know I would appreciate it.

Thanks :bow: :slight_smile:

Belly Buster,I bought 200 of them and they seem ok.
They are rated 24 speed but I burnt a lot of audio and photos at 40 with no coasters,I think the’re a good bargain.

Tagman Thanks for that I will get some tomorrow and give them ago great stuff.

Thanks :bigsmile:

Originally posted by idiot@ace
EAC’s “overburning test”

Yes, here’s the path :

EAC > Tools > Write CD-R > CD-R > Test CD-R Capacity

Originally posted by BillyG
Nice to know TY Is making Verbatims now! :slight_smile: I will be on the lookout for them. Any way you can find a picture of this packaging online?

Sometimes Verbatim DataLife CDRs in slim cases are “Made in Japan” (by Tayo Yuden) :D, but in most cases they are made in Taiwan or India.
You have to check the package every time to be sure :confused:

I was lucky to get some Verbatim DataLife 32x that are manufactured by Tayo Yuden :bigsmile: :
Standard CDRs and Pastel CDRs (both in slim cases)

Andy

know where I can get Verbatim Metal Azo discs? Any links greatly appreciated.:smiley:

I don’t know of a source for “regular” Metal AZO discs these days, since Verbatim has moved to the SuperAZO formulation for high-speed burning. But you can still get Metal AZO speciality media. Both Verbatim’s “Digital Vinyl” and Yamaha’s DiscT@2 media use Metal AZO dye:

http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=488&cat=516&scat=&e=11202439
http://yamahashoponline.com/product.asp?sku=2243941
http://yamahashoponline.com/product.asp?sku=2225709

Unfortunately, these speciality discs are rather pricey.

Meritline lists some 16x Verbatim discs that, based on their speed rating, should be Metal AZO, but I can’t guarantee it, they are only 74 minutes, and they aren’t in stock now (or maybe ever???):

http://www.meritline.com/verbran74min.html

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